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846 people sought couples therapy help at New Haven in the last year

Discover how starting couples therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +10 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Coping Skills, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression

As a licensed clinical social worker, I have the training, experience, and creativity to help you reach your goals.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +12 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +7 more

As a professional with a background in treating many different age groups, I understand the complexity of how behavioral health and mental health symp... As a professional with a background in treating many different age groups, I understand the complexity of how behavioral health and mental health symptoms co-exist with each other. Read more

Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

Many of us are in relationships with that special someone to experience life with. It starts out happy and exciting and you can’t seem to get enough of each other. People often refer to this as the “honeymoon stage.” It feels like you are both on top of the world. It’s often when this phase of your relationship starts to fade that a couple is met with new obstacles they have to overcome. This can be a time that feels scary and hard but luckily, there are couples counselors who can step in to help.

You can’t just give up on someone because the situation is not ideal. Great relationships are not great because they have no problems. They are great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work. –Author Unknown

There are so many different reasons to seek out the help of a couples therapist. Jealousy, lack of trust, and different visions of the future are all common reasons. Couples counselors are experts at helping couples overcome the challenges they face and work towards a healthier, more open relationship. If you think that you and your partner would benefit from speaking with a professional, consider partnering with a couples therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT.

How Does Couples Therapy Work?

Couples therapy can benefit every committed couple, regardless of age, background, or how long you have been together. Many couples put off seeking the help of a counselor because one partner may not be ready, they might feel ashamed, or they didn’t know it could actually help. However, there is no reason to put off seeking the support you need to work towards overall happiness.

A few specific relationship issues that are often discussed in couples counseling include:

  • Poor communication skills
  • Lack of understanding
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy issues
  • Lying
  • Sexual problems
  • Financial concerns
  • Parenting choices
  • Jealousy, anger, resentment
  • Dependency or co-dependency

These are common relationship issues, but they are not the only relationship issues. Couples counseling often leads to feelings of warmth, connection, and improved wellness. When unresolved conflicts are left alone for too long, it can worsen your bond and decrease your overall mental, social, and physical health.

Our team of professional psychologists care deeply about helping you and your partner. They will meet with you together to understand what your goals and challenges are of the relationship. In addition, they will be able to see what concerns you have as individuals and how to work together to conquer them. We understand that every situation is unique. That’s why we personalize treatment plans for all of our clients.

How You Can Save Your Relationship

There are highs and lows to every relationship. If you are worried about the wellbeing of your relationship, it’s time to take action. Here are some things you can benefit from working with a couples therapist at Thriveworks Counseling:

  1. Experience feeling deeply understood by your partner
  2. Resolve roadblocks in your relationship before they become impossible to go around
  3. Learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy manner
  4. Understand how to be assertive without offending your partner
  5. Discover the benefits of being in a healthy relationship
  6. Learn how to reconnect on a deeper level, even after infidelity
  7. Grow as individuals to strengthen your bond together

At Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT, we have a team of professional clinicians who care deeply about helping you and your partner achieve all of these things. It’s easy to focus on what isn’t working when you are trying to build your relationship up. It’s important to also look at what you are both doing right. Try showing or telling your partner at least once a day how much you appreciate them. It can be through a small “thank you” or surprising them with their favorite candy. These points are great for starting out. If you are ready to make a more meaningful change, reach out today.

Schedule an Appointment with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks in New Haven, CT

You might feel like your relationship has hit a point of no return. Or, you just want to work with your partner on better communication skills. Regardless of why you want to seek the help of a licensed couples therapist, just know that reaching out is the first step to strengthening your bond.

When you are ready, visit our online booking system or call (203) 586-4264 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. Each of our sessions is between 45 and 90 minutes long. To help better meet the needs of you and your partner’s schedules, we also offer evening and weekend appointments. Lastly, online counseling options are available to those who prefer. Let’s start thriving!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our New Haven therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at New Haven
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(203) 633-8772

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Russian
  • English
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